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Liz Kelly is a feminist researcher and activist from the UK, who has worked in the field of violence against women and children for 30 years.  She is the author of Surviving Sexual Violence and many book chapters, journal articles and research reports.

The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University, of which she is Director, is recognised as one of the world’s leading research centres on violence against women and has a national and international reputation for its research, training and consultancy work.  The Unit has completed over 100 research projects (go to www.cwasu.org for a complete list) and are known for their work on making connections - between forms of gender-based violence and between violence against women and abuse of children.  Recent publications include Different Systems Similar Outcomes, a study of attrition in reported rape cases across Europe, Map of Gaps 2:

The postcode lottery of violence against women support services and ‘Just like going to the supermarket’: Men buying sex in East London.  Current CWASU projects include: evaluating four London-based IDVA services; the links between teenage pregnancy and non-consensual sex; domestic homicides in Ireland; multiple perpetrator rape. CWASU also run the only MA on Woman and Child Abuse in Europe, with students from the UK and from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  The MA has been designed to provide ‘thinking time’ for NGO workers, to deepen their understanding and reflect on practice from the global North and South.

Liz is also involved in consultancy with the Metropolitan Police, the CPS and various government departments and is a member of the European Women's Lobby Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women.  She was also recently appointed as one of two experts to the EU Institute for Gender Equality. In 2000 Liz was appointed Professor of Sexualised Violence and awarded a CBE in the New Years Honours List for 'services combating violence against women and children'.  In 2006, she was appointed Roddick Chair of Violence Against Women.

Click here for Liz's register of interests.

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